HBO-mediumPeriod crime drama Boardwalk Empire will be back for a fifth season.

HBO has been quick off the mark to renew its glossy period drama Boardwalk Empire for a fifth season. The broadcaster announced on Thursday it had commissioned a fifth season. The renewal comes only a few weeks after the fourth season premier on HBO.

At the weekend actor Bobby Cannavale won an Emmy in the Outstanding Supporting Actor (In A Drama) category for his role of Gyp Rosetti. Boardwalk Empire stars Steve Buscemi, Kelly Macdonald and Michael Shannon.

In the UK Boardwalk Empire airs on Sky Atlantic

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